Technology from Europe: Ball-activated valve saves operator time and money during hole cleaning ///

A North Sea operator was planning to drill an extended-reach well on a platform where hole cleaning problems were expected during drilling, as was loss of circulation in and above the reservoir. Prior successful experience with a ball-activated drilling valve had led this operator to consider application of the M-I Swaco Well Commander valve.

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